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11th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:06pm
Daniel Beers / James Madison University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies program at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held virtually as a webinar series from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20, 2021. This year's theme is “Movement(s), Collectives, and Collectivity.” Ranging across topics from archival practices to Black Lives Matter, the conference will bring together a group of scholars and archivists from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields.

Reintroducing Feminist Intellectual Traditions

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:46pm
Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy; Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 5, 2020

This volume intends to offer a systematic re-introduction to feminism’s intellectual legacy.
We encourage an ampler view of feminist theory which extends beyond its production in
the global North and beyond the problematics of location, with the North/South dichotomy
often resulting not only in oppositional notions of agency (active agents vs silent victims)
but also in competing for cultural interests (civil rights and queer theory vs decolonization,
economic justice, and disarmament). One of the aims in reintroducing feminist intellectual
traditions from the perspective of their multiple strands across the globe is to reflect, in as

Proposed MLA 2021 Just-In-Time Roundtable Session: The Limits of Academic Freedom at Religious Colleges and Universities

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:38pm
Jack Dudley and Dave Wehner, Mount St. Mary's University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

This roundtable invites short reflections on the tensions and limits of teaching and studying literature at religious colleges and universities. Do institutional commitments, positions, and documents (conduct oaths, pledges, church constitutions, and doctrinal statements) as well as campus cultures, constituencies, and attitudes implicitly and explicitly limit what can be taught and published? How have you navigated, resisted, and/or adapted to these limits?

Per Just-In-Time Session guidelines, accepted panelists must be MLA members by Sept. 22.

Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:01pm
NEW LITERARIA JOURNAL IN COLLABORATION WITH ASSAM UNIVERSITY(A CENTRAL UNIVERSITY), INDIA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

New Literaria Journal, in collaboration with the Department of English, Assam University(A Central University), India invites papers for its International e-Conference on ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’ to be held on 25th, 26th and 27th September, 2020.

 

CONCEPT NOTE

"For the ankres was expert in swech thyngys": Enclosure in Medieval Literature (1)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:07pm
Stacie Vos, UC San Diego
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The 2020 pandemic has required everyone to think about the boundaries of self and body in new ways, but these questions were already at the center of medieval devotional texts from the Ancrene Wisse to the Shewings of Julian of Norwich, and even The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery seeks harbor wherever she goes. 

 

This session asks for presentations related to enclosure and isolation in medieval art, history and literature, especially works that influence prose writings in the vernacular. 

 

What did cloistered living offer to nuns and anchoresses, and what did the cloister offer to the outside world?

 

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:53pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 4/821-4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

International Thomas Merton Society

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College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                      Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism : Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites proposals relating to magical worldviews, practices, and representations, as well as consciousness transformation, hidden meanings, the power of transmutation, and related phenomena. Characteristic beliefs and practices include: arcane symbolism, imagery, and aesthetics; unseen forces and spiritual intermediaries; synchronous patterns, non-ordinary causation, and anomalous processes.

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis

updated: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:44am
American Academy of Religion-Western Region, Jewish Studies Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics. How can we, as Jewish Studies scholars, bring our unique perspectives to bear on the Covid-19 pandemic and systemic problems illuminated in its wake?

 

We believe the following three areas to be especially salient:

 

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism Special issue in Correspondences

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Call for Proposals

Masculinities, Sexualities and Esotericism

Special issue in Correspondences

 Guest editors: Tanya Cheadle (University of Glasgow) and Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling)

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020

updated: 
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 4:07pm
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVI, No. 1-2 /2020 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 November 2020.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2018: 87.22)

Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Prof. Ranu Uniyal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

              Conceptualizing Disability through Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches 

                       Department of English and Modern European Languages
                                            University of Lucknow
                                                 Call for Papers

Heaven and Nature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Virtual conference on Saturday 7 November, 2020
at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with Zoom.

Humankind has ever been impressed by, and formed by, the natural world. The world’s beginning and end are a subject in numerous narratives. Ecocriticism addresses large scale concerns about anthropocene changes. In literary tradition there is a multiplicity of understandings, while Biblical religion has stated that God made both heaven and earth. 

Six papers contributed by scholars from the UK, France, Canada, the USA, Poland and Australia will be distributed and then discussed in the video conference on 7 November 2020.  The CLSG interest is in exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.

Mythological Literature in India

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:44am
Dr. Neena Gupta Vij / Central University of Jammu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers

An Edited Book (ISBN)

                                                                             Mythological Literature in India

 

 

We are pleased to inform you that we are going to publish an edited volume with the proposed title “Revisiting Mythological Literature in India: Origin and Development.”  

 

Concept Note

House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 9:58am
James Pate, Brian Santana / Shepherd University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Chapters:  House of the Devil: Satanic Cultures (and Panics) from the 60s to Today (Proposals due October 15, 2020)

 

            From the Satanic and occult counter-cultures of the late 60s, as seen in the films of Kenneth Anger, to the Satanic Panic of the 80s, to the progressive-style Satanism of music groups like Twin Temple and organizations like The Satanic Temple, Satanism in the U.S. (both real and imagined) has long reflected the anxieties, hopes, and concerns of the culture at large.

Medieval Magic in Theory: Prologues to Learned Texts of Magic

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Vajra Regan (University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)

 

MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY


Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica

Reform and Social Justice in 19th-century American Literature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.

Newman Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Department of Humanities, Regis College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Call for Papers

Regis College, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

 

We are Pleased to Announce a Virtual Symposium on the First Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint John Henry Newman and 75th Anniversary of the first Newman Symposium at Regis College. October 23, 2020.

 

Conference Theme: Newman: Scholar, Convert, Reformer, Cardinal, Saint 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 1:00pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Hello, everyone. I'm in talks with Rowman & Littlefield to be series editor on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy. As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 5:42am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Postponed Deadline Announcement
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by December 31, 2020. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Don DeLillo and Religious Spaces PAMLA Panel

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Don DeLillo Society invites abstracts on DeLillo's use of space, virtual or physical, as new religious sites. From Jack Gladney's transcendent trips to the supermarket in White Noise to Sister Edgar's implied dissolution into the virtual heaven of the internet in Underworld, religious spaces proliferate throughout DeLillo's work. Yet in contrast to the religious experience, DeLillo also suggests a destructive inversion: The Airborne Toxic Event, The Kazakh Test Site. Characters often undertake pilgrimages to mid-Western towns, art exhibits, weapons testing sites, and even city dumps. In each of these excursions, characters seek to understand a sociality between themselves and the contexts they inhabit.

Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

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